IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 6

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New words enter English from every area of life where they represent and describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day.
  • Foodoir: A blend of 'food' and 'memoir'. An account of someone's life or personal experiences, with a strong emphasis on food, often including recipes and cookery advice.
  • Fracking: A method of extracting oil or natural gas from rock formations deep below the earth's surface, by drilling and creating cracks.
  • Frape: Blend of ‘Facebook’ and ‘rape’. Making changes to someone’s Facebook pages without their knowledge or permission.
  • Frenemy: An enemy who pretends to be your friend.
  • Frostjack/Frostjacking         : A blend of the words 'frost' and 'hijack'. Stealing a car on a cold day when the owner leaves the engine running to defrost the windows.
  • Funemployed/Funemployment: A blend of 'fun' and 'unemployed'. Someone who enjoys not having a job because they have more time for leisure and fun activities.
  • Funkinetics: A form of energetic step aerobics that mixes exercise and soul music.
  • Gastropub: A pub which, in addition to beer and alcoholic drinks, offers gastronomic cuisine.
  • Gastrosexuals: A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends and potential partners.
  • Geek: A person obsessively concentrated on a particular interest, especially new technological devices.
  • Glad rags: Your best clothes or dressy clothes you wear on special occasions.
  • Glamping: Blend of 'glamour' and 'camping'. Luxury camping : sleeping in the open but with every comfort including cooking equipment.
  • Glass cliff: Refers to a situation where women are selected for positions when there is a strong likelihood of failure.
  • Gran-lit: Blend of 'granny' and 'literature'. Books that appeal more to older people.
  • Greycation: Going on holiday or vacation with grandparents in order to reduce the cost.
  • Guesstimate: Blend of 'guess' and 'estimate'. A rough estimate without any claim of accuracy.
  • Hacktivist: A person who manipulates information on the internet in order to transmit a message, usually political.
  • Hashtag: The # symbol (hashtag) is used on social networking services such as Twitter to identify a keyword or topic of interest and search for messages (tweets) related to the subject.
  • Hater: A social networking app which allows people to share their dislikes.

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